DRCC’s review of Rape Sexual Offence Trials

DRCC is looking for comments on a submission it is about to make to a group which is reviewing rape and sexual offence trials under the chairmanship of Mr. Tom O’Malley BL. Following on from the media coverage of a high-profile rape trial held in Belfast earlier this year, the Minister for Justice and Equality,....

Press Release: DRCC Launch 2017 Annual Report

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will today launch Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 2017 Annual Report at their offices in Dublin. The Centre saw an increase in the numbers making contact by phone and in person in 2017, according to the Report.    DRCC Annual Report 2017 DRCC Statistics Supplement The National 24-Hour Helpline run by the....

DRCC Comment: SAVI Announcement

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre comment on SAVI announcement Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the announcement by Minister Charles J. Flanagan that the government has approved a national study of the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland and that the Central Statistics Office will be commissioned to conduct the survey.  Noeline Blackwell, spokesperson for the....

Press Release: DRCC Pre-budget submission

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Pre-budget submission addresses need in six government departments. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed Oireachtas members back from their summer break with a copy of its pre-budget submission. In advance of Budget Day on October 9, 2018, the Centre has highlighted the need for six specific government departments to allocate resources....

Press Release: DRCC Calls for response from survivors

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre calls for response from survivors of sexual harassment As part of its research into what would improve people’s capacity to report sexual harassment, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have launched an online survey. The survey asks people about their experience of sexual harassment, if any. For those who did experience such harassment,....

Irish Times Opinion Editorial : Noeline Blackwell

Catholic Church may be part of the problem in fight to eliminate rape Bishop, Senator and author need to get their facts straight about unwanted sex In the month when Catholics from around the world come to Ireland to debate families and family life, Bishop Kevin Doran’s reminder of the church’s teaching on contraception, as....

Press Release: DRCC welcomes report by Law Reform Commission

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the publication by the Law Reform Commission on 27 July 2018 of an ‘Issues’ or discussion paper on the topic of ‘honest belief’ as a full defence to rape. The current law has been a concern for the Centre for some time. In law today, a person who convinces a jury....

Rape Crisis Centre’s Safe Space at Body & Soul 2018

Great news we’re delighted to announce we’ll be attending Body&Soul this year as a charity partner to talk about the importance of consent.  This year RCC’s from around Ireland are working together to talk about consent where we plan to provide a ‘Safe Space’ of sorts for festival-goers to relax and take some time away from the busier festival....

Press Release: DRCC welcomes increased protections for victims

DRCC welcomes increased protections for victims of crime during trials Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has welcomed the announcement of Minister Charlie Flanagan TD that all sections of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 are now operational. It has also welcomed the Minister’s statement that a review of all protections for complainants will be....

DRCC announces Sept 2018 Camino Walk & Fundraiser

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is pleased to announce a Camino Walk and Fundraiser this September. From 16-21 September, participants will trek the scenic Pamplona to Viana section of Camino Frances in Spain. Details on cost, itinerary and how to sign up are included in the brochure below. Dust off the hiking boots and join....